Accenture – Fortune Global 500 company specializing in consulting services with reported revenues of $44 billion in 2020 and over 500,000 employees.
Lockbit 2.0, hacker group that allegedly utilizes Lockbit Ransomware (an attack that leverages AES encryption to prevent access to data and resources until ransoms are paid by target companies).
While Accenture has not publicly commented how the attack occurred, Cyble, a company that specializes in Darkweb and Cybercrime Monitoring, tweeted, “The threat actors have alleged to gain databases of over 6TB and demanding $50M as a ransom. They also alleged that it’s an insider job, by someone who is still employed there (unlikely though).”
Hackers allege to have 6TBs of Data (unconfirmed by Accenture).
2,384 files (allegedly seized from the Accenture attack) released by Lockbit2.0 via the dark web on 8/11. Data found there was compromised of PowerPoint presentations, case studies, quotes, internal memos, etc. (reported by VX-Underground).
Accenture official comment: “Through our security controls and protocols, we identified irregular activity in one of our environments. We immediately contained the matter and isolated the affected servers,” reported by Eamon Javers, Senior Washington Correspondent for CNBC. Accenture has not commented on the type of attack, how the attack occurred, or any ransom demands at this time.
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